Woodland Park Zoo has been an urban oasis for the community since 1899. Our collection of animals, commitment to sustainability and dedication to wildlife conservation make it a very special place for families to reconnect and recharge. The zoo’s picturesque location on Phinney Ridge, along with continued support from our neighbors, truly sets us apart from other city assets.

We value our relationship with the community and are committed to being a good neighbor. Please check back often to stay current on the zoo’s events, exhibits and projects, especially those of particular interest to the neighborhood.


Zoo Neighbor Registration

Click here to register (please note: a new form page will open) to receive special updates on zoo news and important neighborhood information including details on our annual Neighborhood Appreciation event!


Next-Door Neighbor ZooTunes Information

Complimentary ZooTunes tickets for next-door neighbors

2015 Info

As a thank you for your ongoing support of Woodland Park Zoo and our mission, the zoo is proud to offer our next-door neighbors 4 adult and 4 child (under 12) complimentary tickets good for any 2015 ZooTunes show(s). Due to increased mail theft and loss of ticket voucher over the past few years, we have streamlined our process to ensure that you receive your ZooTunes tickets:

  • Step 1: If you received a mailed notice at your home address, you are considered a next-door neighbor and are eligible for ZooTunes tickets.

    If you are unsure, click here to see the next-door neighbor map and verify that you are located within the identified 2 block radius of the zoo.  Unfortunately, because we are a nonprofit organization and ZooTunes is a fundraising effort, it is not possible for us to offer complimentary ZooTunes tickets to neighbors outside of this boundary.   

  • Step 2: Pick up your tickets at Woodland Park Zoo’s West Entrance. Tickets will not be mailed.

    Bring your mailed notice and your ID* anytime during normal zoo operating hours to the West Entrance Membership Office, located off Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th and N. 56th Sts. A staff member will verify your address, give you your tickets, and ask you to sign a form saying that you’ve received them on behalf of your household (one set of tickets per address).  

    *If the address listed on your Driver’s License does not reflect your current residence, please provide a copy of a recent utility bill in your name with your current address and ID.

    At that time, you will receive your ZooTunes concert tickets, so please keep them safe as we will not be able to replace lost or stolen tickets.

    PLEASE NOTE: Gates staff will only be issuing complimentary tickets to those neighbors whose addresses appear on our next-door neighbor address list. Gate associates do not have the ability to alter this list.

  • Step 3:Enjoy!

Once you have your tickets, use them for one show, or split them between shows as you wish.  We look forward to seeing you at the zoo this summer! 

If you have any questions or comments, please email zooneighbors@zoo.org


A zoo within a neighborhood

Aerial photo of Zoo

An aerial view of Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo with the surrounding Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Green Lake is at the top of the photo. The zoo was founded in 1899 when the property, originally an estate and residential development owned by Guy Phinney, was sold to the City of Seattle by his widow.

For more information, visit our History section.


Green Lake Community Council
Ref Lindmark
Alternate: Julie Anne Kempf

Phinney Ridge Community Council
Mark Phillips
Alternate: Alice Poggi

Fremont Neighborhood Council
Matthew Gasparich 

Phinney Neighborhood Association
Chad Lennox

Wallingford Community Council
Tom Veith
Alternate: Eric Fisk


For more information, email Public Affairs Manager Kerston Swartz or call 206.548.2500.